Recreation Programs

The Parks and Recreation Division offers after-school recreation programs for elementary school-aged children. These programs provide planned, organized, and supervised activities designed to meet the recreational needs of children that attend. On any given day, you may find children participating in homework assistance, outdoor and indoor physical play, playing board games, and creating arts 'n crafts. Programs and activities that are offered include Pee Wee Cheerleading, Pee Wee and Youth Sports, field trips, and various special events.

The following sites are available with after school programming:

Arceo Park(Summer 5 week program only)3125 N Tyler Avenue626-579-1642
Cogswell School11050 Fineview Street626-580-2200
Fletcher Park
3404 Fletcher Parkway
Gibson Mariposa Park
4140 Gibson Road
Lambert Park
11431 McGirk Avenue
Mt. View Park
12127 Elliott Avenue
Payne School
2850 Mountain View Road
Zamora Park
3820 Penn Mar Avenue

Junior Recreation Leader Volunteer Program

The El Monte Parks and Recreation Division offers a mentorship and leadership program for El Monte teens grades 7th-12th who are interested in enhancing life and work skills and gaining hands-on training. The emphasis is on leadership development, teamwork, professionalism, and building self-confidence. Teens gain exposure to leadership development topics such as goal setting, communication, and decision-making. Junior Recreation Leaders have the opportunity to work side by side with recreation staff in our recreation programs and events. Participants will have the opportunity to become involved in their community and make a difference while earning community service credit. Teens will also participate in fun interactive activities throughout the year. Participants will be required to complete a minimum of 15 hours per month including the monthly meeting held every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Program participants fundraise throughout the year to cover trips and program expenses. Program runs from September - August. For more information, please contact Veronica Meza at 626-580-2240.

Junior Recreation Leader Volunteer Program Interest Form (PDF)


Pee Wee Cheerleading Program

This program is designed to teach basic cheerleading skills, stunts, and techniques for girls in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades from Gibson Mariposa Park, Lambert Park, Mt. View Park, and Zamora Park. Most importantly, it is a valuable experience that helps young girls develop self-confidence, self-esteem, and discipline. The program helps create wonderful memories for these young and impressionable children. The girls have a terrific time as they develop friendships and are involved in community events. These events include Youth Sports games and tournaments, participation in the Annual Emily Ishigaki Children's Day Parade, Holiday House, cheer clinics, field trips, performing at city-wide events, and competing in the Annual Pee Wee Cheerleaders' Jamboree. Parents assist in fundraisers, spaghetti dinner during Holiday House, picture day, and various other activities. Registration begins in September at your local park. The program runs September-May. For more information, please contact Veronica Meza at 626-580-2240.

Group of Pee Wee Cheerleaders cheering at the annual Jamboree event